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How to take Maths specialists from good to outstanding

Many teachers have finished the first of their INSET days this year, it seems a good opportunity to share some of the lessons we’ve learnt through our own training of hundreds of tutors

By Ed Salton

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How to assess KS2 learning gaps in Maths early in Year 6

If you're looking to identify pupils' learning gaps, many will introduce a quick gap analysis to pinpoint individual learning needs and identify common areas that pupils struggle with

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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16 start of term KS2 Maths activities to tackle ‘summer brain drain’

Our top 16 engaging, fun and effective problem-solving KS2 Maths activities to clear out those cognitive cobwebs and get your pupils back in the swing of things!

By Sam Bennett

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Teach First Conference: How to support Pupil Premium kids

I am extremely passionate about working together to end inequality in education and ensuring that a school's Pupil Premium budget is used wisely and for maximum effect.

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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UK primary schools to adopt Asian-style Maths. What does this mean?

Earlier in July the Government announced a plan to invest £41 million into the teaching of Asian-style Singapore and Shanghai Maths in primary schools in England

By Wendy Liu

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Must read: EEF trial on Affordable Online Maths Tuition

We're not the only ones who believe in 1-to-1, as at the start of 2014 Nesta and the Education Endowment Foundation asked us if we’d consider being involved in a trial

By Sam Southwell

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13 Outdoor Maths activities for Early Years to Year 6

With summer holidays closer than ever (seriously, haven't you been counting?!) you may be taking time to reflect on the progress that you and your pupils have made in Maths this year.

By Ellie McCann

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KS2 SATs Results 2016 are in… What next?

Nobody said it would be easy, but did it have to be so difficult? The ‘journey’ to 2016 SATs seems to have been weighed down by controversy and a nagging sense of unpredictability

By Sophie Bessemer

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Secrets from a Pupil Premium Award winning school: Pakeman Primary

In 2013 Pakeman Primary School in Holloway, London was named National Primary School of the Year in the Pupil Premium Awards. Read their tips for success in our blog post

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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9 easy ways to engage every parent with their child's success

Research shows that parental involvement in their children’s education is positively related to achievement: children of parents who take an interest in their education make greater progress

By Ellie McCann

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